Shares in Horse Of The Year

Mongolian Khan and Opie Bosson after working at Cambridge last Tuesday morning. (Photo: Wally O'Hearn)

Mongolian Khan and Opie Bosson after working at Cambridge last Tuesday morning. (Photo: Wally O’Hearn)

The owners of NZ Horse Of The Year Mongolian Khan have decided to share ownership of the leading Melbourne Cup prospect.

Mongolian Khan has won seven of his nine starts and over $2 million under the sole ownership of the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (NZ) Ltd with the highlights being the New Zealand – Australian Derby double last autumn.

Those achievements were further recognised when Mongolian Khan became the star of the NZ Thoroughbred Racing Awards function in Hamilton tonight, picking up the Champion Three-Year-Old award, the Champion Stayer award and the main prize, the NZ Horse Of The Year, while Mr Lang Lin’s Inner Mongolia Rider Horse group won the Owner Of The Year award.

Mr Lang believed the function was an opportune time to announce his exciting ownership offer in Mongolian Khan.

“We want to share him with everyone so we have decided to syndicate him and let all the new shareholders be part of the exciting times ahead and enjoy the thrill of having a leading Caulfield and Melbourne Cup contender,” said Mr Lang.

“We have had interest from a lot of studs in Australia to stand him there when he retires, but we want keep him in New Zealand. I realise Mongolian Khan not only belongs to us but also all of New Zealand.”

Shares in Mongolian Khan will include two lifetime service rights to him each season.

It is an unprecedented move to have shares available in the current New Zealand Horse Of The Year and Mr Lang is looking forward to welcoming new owners into his favourite horse.

The Inner Mongolia Rider Horse has become a major buyer of New Zealand-bred horses, exporting more than 800 to China within the last few years, and is increasing its interest in New Zealand racing.